Speaker Cabinet 1×8 DIY Kit

(2 customer reviews)


Speaker Cabinet 1×8 DIY KIT features:

  • 25-watt, 8 Ohm Jensen C8R speaker
  • Solid poplar cabinet
  • 1/4″ input jack
  • Comes with 6″ speaker cable to connect the Percolator (or other amp)
  • Download the detailed step-by-step assembly manual (see “Documentation” tab below)
  • Online demo & assembly videos
  • Kit contains everything you need to complete the cab as shown.
  • Beginners project, ages 13+; may need some supervision
  • Now available with or without the Jensen C8R speaker

This cabinet is designed to match our Percolator 2 Watt Tube Amp, but sounds great with any small amp.

COUPON: Buy together with a Percolator 2W Tube Amp DIY Kit and receive $10 off at checkout. Use Coupon code “bundleme”.

See it in use (Videos)

SKU: 1x8 Category:


  • 25-watt Jensen C8R speaker, 8”
  • 8 Ohm impedance
  • Open back, rear ported
  • 1/4″ phono input jack
  • Male-to-male speaker cable included
  • Solid 3/4″ poplar cabinet
Grill Cloth Black/Silver/Beige
Edge Detail KIT: Square. Apply detail to suit.
Finish Unfinished. Stain, paint or varnish to suit your own taste. Manuals and videos show MinWax Dark Walnut stain with clear polyurethane top coat.
Width 11-1/2″ (29.2 cm)
Depth 5-1/2″ (14.0 cm)
Height 11-3/4” (29.8 cm)
Weight 7.7 lb (3.5 kg)

2 reviews for Speaker Cabinet 1×8 DIY Kit

  1. Michael (verified owner)

    What can I say… easy to follow instructions, all of the wood was cut to correct dimensions… all in all, an easy build that resulted in a great sounding, solid cabinet that looks great.

  2. John Maize (verified owner)

    Great build, very easy to read and understand the instructions. All materials are high quality and the finished product sounds amazing and feels rock solid. The Jensen speaker is perfect for this cabinet!

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What You WIll Need

    Here is a complete list of the tools and supplies you will need to build the 1x8 Speaker Cabinet KIT. (Of course, if you order the Ready-to-Play, all you need is an amp and a guitar.) Some items are listed as optional but recommended. There is more information in the online 1x8 Speaker Cabinet Assembly Manual, available on the Documentation tab.
    • Drill: cordless, corded, or drill press
    • Drill bits: 1/16, 9/64, 7/32
    • Countersink
    • #2 Philips Screw Driver or screw gun
    • Small straight screw driver
    • Small awl, or nail and small hammer
    • Soldering Iron, 15-50 watt
    • Wet sponge or dry solder-cleaning pad
    • Solder sucker or solder braid – optional
    • Orbital Sander (optional) or sanding block
    • Small router and 3/16” radius roundover bit, or other small detail bit (optional)
    • Wire stripper
    • Flush cutters or small diagonal cutters
    • Needle-nose pliers
    • Channel locks or large pliers
    • Bar clamps, minimum 12” opening, two of them
    • Staple gun: electric, pneumatic or manual
    • Heat gun, or very hot hair dryer
    • Speed square or carpenter square
    • Ruler, 12”
    • Sharp pencil
    • X-Acto knife, utility knife or razor blade
    • Scissors
    • Some sort of clamp or fixture to hold parts while soldering.
  • Solder, 60/40 rosin core, the smaller diameter the better
  • Masking tape
  • Sandpaper, either discs for your orbital, or sheets for your block: 60, 120, 220,320
  • Wood glue
  • Wood filler (optional)
  • MinWax Dark Walnut Wood Finish (oil-based stain) or other
  • MinWax Wipe-On Poly clear satin (or other)
  • Flat black paint
  • Mineral spirits
  • Clean rags


  • Owners Manual:
  • Download the Instructions:
  • View Assembly Videos: